Archive | June 2011

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Writing: Increase the Output

How many words did you write last week? Kathleen Lindsay (1909-1973) wrote without a word processor and produced a whopping 904 novels in her 70 year life. Issac Asimov pounded out five novels in a single year. By the time she was 40, Joyce Carol Oates already had 33 books under her belt. Okay, I’ll […]

Weekend Assignment: Toss the Bouquet

Weddings and June seem to go hand in hand (at least in the U.S.). Brides peek out from magazines, shows about wedding cakes abound and every Saturday the bells ring out at the nearby church for a pair of newlyweds. It only seems right to have a writing assignment devoted to the topic. So this […]

Writing Sparks: June 2011

What will you write about this month? If you need some ideas to get the creative juices flowing, try one of these writing sparks. Use the ideas individually, or mix and match them as your muse sees fit. Query Spark: If the publication you are pitching has a six-month lead time, December holidays, recipes and […]